Daily mini assignments for mymatsprep



Yeayy! It’s Saturday, and there is only a couple of days to go until I start the on-line MATS A course. I’m super excited and have been warming up with a few daily mini assignments for ‘mymatsprep’, set by Lilla Rogers.

What I’m looking forward to the most, besides updating my existing portfolio, is being part of the illustration community and seeing which new skills I will pick up along the way. From chatting to other artists who have taken the course, I have heard that it’s an excellent course. They say they have learned a lot, especially in developing their style and that they also, importantly, enjoyed it immensely.

I have a mixture of graphic design and illustration artwork in my current portfolio. I want it to have more illustration pieces, so I can approach relevant illustration agencies and companies with my new and improved professional portfolio.

Here are my mini assignments

Daily mini assignments for mymatsprep

#1 Nuts for neutrals


For this assignment we were asked to gather nuts and match their colours. Not all nuts are a brown shade and I liked the contrast of the browns and beige, with those of orange, red and green tones.


#2 Market survey (market research)


I love pattern and colour! For this assignment I demonstrated a plate which can be given as a gift. It illustrates what type of pattern, detailing and style is popular on the market at present.  The plate is actually from Anthropologie, which is one of my favourite shops!


#3 Shoes 


I loved this mini assignment, as we were asked to draw shoes! I love this style of shoe, even though I don’t own a pair like this, but I wish I did!!


#4 My home planet 


For our final mini assignment, we were asked to create an illustration that describes our home planet. The more creative, the better! After all, it’s fun to create a fantasy world, because I suppose we artists, designers and creative types all live on one!!


…a few links for the weekend!


Emma Jayne x